Friday, June 28, 2013

Does anyone's life actually look like this?

Sometimes I get blog life envy.  What is that you ask?  I will tell you.  Blog life envy (which is something I've completely made up) is when you see a gorgeously styled photo posted on a blog -- be it of a dinner party or a carefully set tableau -- and you imagine that whoever lives this life must be a million times better and more stylish and together and fabulous than you are.  Is this true?  Probably not.  My writer friend Kara Baskin wrote a great story about the life we project via social media, specifically how it pertains to motherhood.  It's called "Glamorous Chaos: The Tiring Pursuit of Art-Directed Motherhood," and it's a great read on this very topic.  Anyway, I digress only to return to my original point.  Does anyone's life actually look like this?















Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Homemade popsicles: My current obsession

Sunny days with temperatures topping out at 90 degrees.  Warm nights that just don't quit.  Summer is here.  Welcome back to sandy toes and salty hair.  To brain freeze and porch swings and backyard gardens.  Long live summer.

For the past couple of weeks, I have developed a bit of an obsession.  It all started when the BF had a tonsillectomy and I decided that I'd help nurse him back to health with some homemade popsicles. 

Here was my first attempt, a Watermelon Lime Pop:




And thus, a new hobby is born. Here's a round up of all the recipes I've been tinkering with and others I can't wait to try.


 Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles -- recipe here


 Orange Creamsicles -- recipe here


 Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles -- recipe here


 Roasted Balsamic Strawberries with Mascarpone Cream Pop -- recipe here



 Chocolate Stout Cheesecake Fudgsicle -- recipe here


 Striped Juice Pops -- recipe here


 Watermelon Mojito Popsicles -- recipe here



 Honeydew Margarita Popsicles -- recipe here



 Grapefruit and Strawberry Greyhound Poptail -- recipe here



 Pinot Noir Blackberry Ice Pops -- recipe here



Berry Yogurt Firecracker Pops -- recipe here

Craving more?  Buzzfeed did a great roundup of 33 Super-Cool Popsicles that include booze.  There's also this awesome Pinterest page called Paletas, (spanish for ice pops), and this delicious-looking book called, "Pops!"  Yum.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sole Society Splendor

Sole Society Spring


Sole Society platform pumps / Sole Society ballerina shoes / Sole Society high-heel shoes / Sole Society high-heel shoes / Sole Society cork shoes / Sole Society - Open toe wedges - Joanna / Kelly

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Take Aim: The Arrow Trend

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Pamela Love pendant jewelry / Blu Bijoux white enamel earrings / Blu Bijoux native american jewelry / Forever 21 cuff jewelry / Kendra Scott coral earrings

Friday, June 7, 2013

What summer looks like

 (via Madewell)

















Amy Johnson Photography




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